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Aston Villa   2 - 1   Rapid Vienna (agg 2 - 2)

Aston Villa players show their disappointment after their elimination from Europe
Villa wasted chances to secure their passage to the Uefa Europa League

By Paul Fletcher

Aston Villa were denied a place in the Uefa Europa League after Rapid Vienna knocked them out of the competition on the away-goals rule.

Ashley Young twice won first-half penalties and although his first effort was saved, James Milner levelled the aggregate scores with the second.

John Carew extended Villa's lead with a low strike early in the second half.

But minutes after Nikica Jelavic had missed from six yards, the Croatian scored the decisive goal from 10 yards.

Villa had 15 minutes left to find the goal that would give them a 3-2 aggregate win but it was the visiting team who looked the most likely to score again, with the heavily involved Jelavic somehow failing to convert another good opportunity.

The result means Martin O'Neill's team, who defeated Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday, miss out on Friday's draw for the inaugural Europa League.

The attendance suggested Villa's exit will not weigh too heavily on the club's supporters. The match was played in front of a half empty Villa Park but the Vienna fans, many waving their shirts around rather than wearing them, made plenty of noise throughout.

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The away fans had relatively little to encourage them during a low-key opening to the tie, although Stefan Hoffmann went close with a curling free-kick.

It took Villa a while to threaten, although Milner should have produced a more telling cross after breaking down the right with eight minutes gone. In plenty of space, the midfielder blasted his cross beyond a completely unmarked Emile Heskey.

Villa only sporadically threatened, but the home team won their first penalty following a run of tremendous determination by the increasingly influential Young.

The winger was brought down outside the Vienna area but regained his feet as the referee played an advantage and surged into the box, where he was fouled was Markus Heikkinen.

Helge Payer saved Young's disappointing penalty with a dive to his right but could do nothing to stop Milner's crisp spot kick high to his left after 38 minutes.

The second spot kick followed another surging run into the Vienna area by Young, although there did not appear to be much contact with Andreas Dober.

Vienna rallied either side of the break and almost equalised through Hoffmann but his crisp strike was brilliantly headed off the line by Carlos Cuellar. The clearance was made even more impressive by the fact Hoffman's strike took a slight deflection on its way to goal.

But the home team took the lead in the tie when Carew, making his first appearance of the season, cut in from the right, wrong footed his marker with a crisp turn and drilled a low strike beyond Payer.

Rapid Vienna players celebrate their famous result
Rapid Vienna players celebrate their famous result

Vienna needed only an away goal to regain the advantage and introduced 6ft 7in striker Stefan Maierhofer, who soon had the ball in the net but saw his effort ruled out for a foul on keeper Bradley Guzan.

Villa had opportunities to kill off the tie - and Milner should have slotted home but missed the target after Payer parried a shot across goal from Young.

Vienna continued to press and should have equalised through Jelavic after Guzan parried a spectacular overhead kick from Maierhofer into the Croatian's path.

Jelavic was unmarked six yards from goal but missed the target. His profligacy went unpunished, however, as he did convert another gilt-edged chance with 13 minutes left.

Another Guzan parry fell invitingly and this time Jelavic slotted home into the bottom corner from 10 yards.

Villa rallied, with Fabian Delph going close with a curling shot and Heskey narrowly stabbing over after a clever near-post run, but the final clear opening of the tie fell to Vienna.

Jelavic got the ball stuck under his foot yards from goal and saw his two efforts blocked by Guzan. The second ran invitingly to Hoffmann, who blazed over from 14 yards.

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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Europa League Q'fying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Aston Villa 2-1 Rapid Vienna FT
(HT 1-0)(agg 2-2)Rapid Vienna win on away goals rule
  • Milner (pen) 38
  • Carew 53
  • Jelavic 77

Aston Villa

Substitutes

Rapid Vienna

  • 24 Payer yellow card
  • 03 Patocka
  • 08 Heikkinen
  • 14 Katzer
  • 22 Soma
  • 23 Dober yellow card
  • 11 Hoffmann
  • 19 Drazan
  • 28 Trimmel (Maierhofer 56)
  • 35 Pehlivan
  • 16 Jelavic (Boskovic 87)

Substitutes

  • 01 Hedl,
  • 06 Thonhofer,
  • 07 Kulovits,
  • 18 Eder,
  • 27 Boskovic,
  • 33 Konrad,
  • 09 Maierhofer
Ref: Carlos Velasco CarballoAtt: 22,563
ASTON VILLA
RAPID VIENNA

Possession

  • Aston Villa 51%
  • Rapid Vienna 49%

Attempts on target

  • Aston Villa 8
  • Rapid Vienna 8

Attempts off target

  • Aston Villa 3
  • Rapid Vienna 6

Corners

  • Aston Villa 10
  • Rapid Vienna 8

Fouls

  • Aston Villa 22
  • Rapid Vienna 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:25 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:32 Stefan Maierhofer is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
  • 90:00+1:54 James Milner handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ragnvald Soma takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:38 Shot by Stefan Maierhofer. Save by Bradley Guzan.
  • 90:00+1:10 John Carew challenges Jurgen Patocka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Helge Payer.
  • 90:00+0:52 Unfair challenge on Habib Beye by Stefan Maierhofer results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.
  • 90:00+0:26 Ashley Young takes a shot from 18 yards. Jurgen Patocka gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:02 Stefan Maierhofer is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
  • 89:01 Booking Helge Payer is shown a yellow card.
  • 88:10 Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line played to the near post, Carlos Cuellar concedes a free kick for a foul on Andreas Dober. Direct free kick taken by Helge Payer.
  • Correction - 85:34 Substitution Fabian Delph leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Albrighton.
  • Correction - 85:34 Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Stiliyan Petrov.
  • 85:34 Free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.
  • 85:34 Substitution Branko Boskovic replaces Nikica Jelavic.
  • 85:34 Substitution Marc Albrighton is brought on as a substitute for Fabian Delph.
  • 85:34 awarded for an unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov by Nikica Jelavic.
  • 85:03 Stefan Hoffmann takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
  • 84:49 Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.
  • 84:25 The ball is sent over by Christopher Drazan, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.
  • 83:53 Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andreas Dober. Direct free kick taken by Andreas Dober.
  • 83:00 Corner taken by Stefan Hoffmann from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by John Carew.
  • 82:35 Substitution Curtis Davies leaves the field to be replaced by Shane Lowry.
  • 82:14 Unfair challenge on Stefan Maierhofer by Curtis Davies results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andreas Dober.
  • 81:17 Substitution Gabriel Agbonlahor replaces Emile Heskey.
  • 80:56 Ashley Young delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Emile Heskey from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 79:58 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Young, clearance by Jurgen Patocka.
  • 79:49 Nicky Shorey crosses the ball, blocked by Markus Heikkinen.
  • 78:33 Stefan Maierhofer concedes a free kick for a foul on Habib Beye. Habib Beye takes the free kick.
  • 77:31 Fabian Delph takes a shot from 25 yards. Helge Payer makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the left by-line, clearance made by Yasin Pehlivan.
  • 76:06 Assist by Christopher Drazan.
  • 76:06 GOAL - Nikica JelavicAston Villa 2 - 1 Rapid Vienna Nikica Jelavic gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2 (2)-(2) 1 Rapid Vienna.
  • Correction - 75:45 Christopher Drazan takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan.
  • 75:45 Markus Katzer takes a shot. Save made by Bradley Guzan.
  • 74:55 Nikica Jelavic produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 74:25 Christopher Drazan sends in a cross, overhead kick right-footed shot by Stefan Maierhofer. Save by Bradley Guzan.
  • 73:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emile Heskey on Andreas Dober. Stefan Hoffmann takes the free kick.
  • 72:57 Corner taken by Ashley Young played to the near post, Emile Heskey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jurgen Patocka. Direct free kick taken by Helge Payer.
  • 71:51 Ashley Young decides to take a short corner, Fabian Delph takes a shot. Blocked by Markus Katzer.
  • 71:31 A cross is delivered by James Milner, Helge Payer makes a save.
  • 70:02 Effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 69:14 The offside flag is raised against Stefan Maierhofer. Bradley Guzan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 68:43 James Milner has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 68:27 Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Helge Payer.
  • 68:17 James Milner sends in a cross, Stefan Maierhofer manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:40 Corner taken short by Nicky Shorey.
  • 67:25 Ashley Young sends in a cross, James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Markus Katzer.
  • 67:08 John Carew takes a shot. Ragnvald Soma gets a block in.
  • 65:40 Foul by Christopher Drazan on Curtis Davies, free kick awarded. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:48 Markus Heikkinen challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:50 Emile Heskey is penalised for a handball. Helge Payer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:45 The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.
  • 63:01 The referee blows for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Carlos Cuellar takes the free kick.
  • 61:48 Handball decision goes against Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.
  • 61:23 Ashley Young crosses the ball, save by Helge Payer.
  • 60:44 Shot from just outside the box by Ragnvald Soma goes over the bar.
  • 60:08 James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Maierhofer. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stefan Hoffmann from left wing, save made by Bradley Guzan.
  • 59:26 A cross is delivered by Christopher Drazan, Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:39 Foul by Nikica Jelavic on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Bradley Guzan takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:01 Unfair challenge on Markus Heikkinen by Ashley Young results in a free kick. Stefan Hoffmann takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:18 Habib Beye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. Stefan Hoffmann crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Habib Beye.
  • 56:19 Stefan Maierhofer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Guzan. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:48 Stefan Hoffmann takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Emile Heskey.
  • 55:18 Substitution Stefan Maierhofer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Christoper Trimmel.
  • 54:14 Habib Beye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Markus Katzer. Markus Katzer takes the free kick.
  • 53:03 Foul by Yasin Pehlivan on James Milner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Habib Beye.
  • 52:05 Assist by James Milner.
  • 52:05 GOAL - John CarewAston Villa 2 - 0 Rapid Vienna John Carew gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2 (2)-(1) 0 Rapid Vienna.
  • 51:12 John Carew is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Helge Payer takes the indirect free kick.
  • 51:07 The ball is crossed by James Milner.
  • 49:47 Shot by John Carew from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 48:30 Foul by Stiliyan Petrov on Markus Heikkinen, free kick awarded. Andreas Dober takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:25 The referee blows for offside against Ashley Young. Andreas Dober takes the free kick.
  • 47:26 Corner taken by Stefan Hoffmann.
  • 47:01 Effort on goal by Stefan Hoffmann from 18 yards. Clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.
  • 46:48 Markus Katzer sends in a cross, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:20 James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christopher Drazan. Stefan Hoffmann restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:37 Shot by Christoper Trimmel from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:14 The match has reached half-time.
  • 43:22 Unfair challenge on Andreas Dober by John Carew results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Markus Heikkinen.
  • 42:29 Centre by Christopher Drazan.
  • 41:57 Short corner taken by Stefan Hoffmann.
  • 41:06 Stefan Hoffmann takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by John Carew.
  • 40:22 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stefan Hoffmann played to the near post, John Carew manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:53 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stefan Hoffmann played to the near post, clearance by Curtis Davies.
  • 39:09 Stiliyan Petrov challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ragnvald Soma.
  • 38:30 Nikica Jelavic handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Curtis Davies.
  • 37:56 Assist by Ashley Young.
  • 37:56 GOAL - James MilnerAston Villa 1 - 0 Rapid Vienna James Milner scores a placed penalty. Aston Villa 1 (1)-(1) 0 Rapid Vienna.
  • 37:05 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Andreas Dober.
  • 35:31 Direct free kick taken by Ragnvald Soma.
  • 35:31 Booking The referee shows John Carew a yellow card.
  • 35:28 Unfair challenge on Andreas Dober by John Carew results in a free kick.
  • 34:49 Foul by John Carew on Andreas Dober, free kick awarded. Helge Payer takes the free kick.
  • 32:28 Foul by Markus Heikkinen on John Carew, free kick awarded. Stiliyan Petrov takes the free kick.
  • 31:44 Direct free kick taken by Andreas Dober.
  • 31:44 Booking Ashley Young is booked.
  • 31:20 Ashley Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Yasin Pehlivan.
  • 30:26 Placed penalty taken by Ashley Young saved by Helge Payer. Aston Villa 0 (0)-(1) 0 Rapid Vienna.
  • 30:26 Markus Heikkinen gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young.
  • 30:02 Booking Andreas Dober goes into the book.
  • 28:06 Effort on goal by Nicky Shorey from 30 yards. Save by Helge Payer.
  • 27:18 James Milner delivers the ball, Markus Heikkinen manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:55 Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andreas Dober.
  • 25:32 Corner taken by Nicky Shorey, Markus Katzer manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:15 Short corner worked by Nicky Shorey.
  • 24:59 James Milner decides to take a short corner.
  • 24:43 Emile Heskey crosses the ball, blocked by Jurgen Patocka.
  • 24:06 Ragnvald Soma fouled by John Carew, the ref awards a free kick. Ragnvald Soma takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:26 Emile Heskey is caught offside. Andreas Dober takes the indirect free kick.
  • 22:22 A cross is delivered by John Carew.
  • 20:48 Stefan Hoffmann challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ashley Young, Unfair challenge on Ragnvald Soma by John Carew results in a free kick. Helge Payer takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:05 Shot comes in from Stefan Hoffmann from the free kick.
  • 19:05 Booking Carlos Cuellar goes into the referee's book.
  • 19:01 Foul by Carlos Cuellar on Stefan Hoffmann, free kick awarded.
  • 16:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christoper Trimmel by Nicky Shorey. Andreas Dober takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:17 The ball is delivered by James Milner, Ragnvald Soma makes a clearance.
  • 12:13 Ashley Young produces a cross, Helge Payer makes a save.
  • 8:51 Christoper Trimmel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Shorey. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.
  • 7:28 James Milner sends in a cross.
  • 5:47 The ball is crossed by Christopher Drazan, Habib Beye makes a clearance.
  • 5:14 Corner from the left by-line taken by Stefan Hoffmann, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
  • 4:24 The offside flag is raised against Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by Carlos Cuellar.
  • 2:30 James Milner challenges Stefan Hoffmann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Andreas Dober from the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Europa League Q'fying results

27 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
AEK Athens 3-0 FC Vaslui R
(agg 4 - 2)
Amkar Perm 1-0 Fulham R
(agg 2 - 3)
Aston Villa 2-1 Rapid Vienna R
(agg 2 - 2)
Rapid Vienna win on away goals rule
Basle 5-1 FK Baku R
(agg 8 - 2)
CFR 1907 Cluj-Napoca 2-1 FK Sarajevo R
(agg 3 - 2)
Club Brugge 1-0 Lech Poznan R
(agg 1 - 1)
Club Brugge win 4-3 on penalties
Crvena Zvezda 2-1 Slavia Prague R
(agg 2 - 4)
Dinamo Moscow 1-2 CSKA Sofia R
(agg 1 - 2)
Elfsborg 1-0 Lazio R
(agg 1 - 3)
FC Aktobe 0-2 Werder Bremen R
(agg 3 - 8)
Lev. Tallinn 1-1 Galatasaray R
(agg 1 - 6)
FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-1 SK Sturm Graz R
(agg 1 - 2)
Fenerbahce 2-2 FC Sion R
(agg 4 - 2)
FK Austria Vienna 3-2 Metallurg Donetsk R
(agg 5 - 4)
after extra time
FK Qarabag 0-0 FC Twente R
(agg 1 - 3)
Hamburg 3-1 Guingamp R
(agg 8 - 2)
Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-1 FK Teplice R
(agg 3 - 2)
Hearts 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb R
(agg 2 - 4)
Heerenveen 0-0 PAOK Salonika R
(agg 1 - 1)
Heerenveen win on away goals rule
Hertha Berlin 3-1 Brondby R
(agg 4 - 3)
Liberec 0-3 FC Dinamo Bucuresti R
(agg 3 - 3)
Dinamo Bucuresti win 9-8 on penalties
Lille 4-2 Genk R
(agg 6 - 3)
Litex Lovech 0-4 BATE R
(agg 1 - 4)
after extra time
MSK Zilina 0-2 P. Belgrade R
(agg 1 - 3)
Odense BK 1-1 Genoa R
(agg 2 - 4)
PSV 1-0 Bnei Yehuda R
(agg 2 - 0)
Roma 7-1 MFK Kosice R
(agg 10 - 4)
Sigma Olomouc 1-1 Everton R
(agg 1 - 5)
Bratislava 1-2 Ajax R
(agg 1 - 7)
Sparta Prague 1-0 NK Maribor R
(agg 3 - 0)
St Patricks 1-2 Steaua Bucuresti R
(agg 1 - 5)
Toulouse 0-1 Trabzonspor R
(agg 3 - 2)
Tromso 1-1 Athletic Bilbao R
(agg 3 - 4)
Valencia 4-1 Stabaek R
(agg 7 - 1)
Villarreal 6-1 NAC R
(agg 9 - 2)
Vorskla Poltava 2-1 Benfica R
(agg 2 - 5)
Zenit St Petersburg 1-1 Nacional R
(agg 4 - 5)

see also
O'Neill devastated by Euro exit
27 Aug 09 |  Europe
British trio discover Europa fate
28 Aug 09 |  Europe
Rapid Vienna 1-0 Aston Villa
20 Aug 09 |  Europe
Thursday's football as it happened
27 Aug 09 |  Football
Villa sign Warnock from Blackburn
27 Aug 09 |  Aston Villa


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